3 posts in a week’s time. i’m setting new records people! well the truth is i love blogging, but this year i’ve just been so immersed in school life. i blame it on my new classroom with the tall windows. i’m bathed in light all day and the afternoons are especially beautiful. many days i’m there until 5 quietly working, piddling, planning. last year in the bat cave i couldn’t leave fast enough.
i snapped the photo above for my friend pam. i tease her about her collection of heart-shaped things found in nature. behold, this giant holdfast – a marvelous root-like structure that keeps the kelp anchored to the ocean floor, usually to a rock.
oh let nature do its lovely work, in the shape of hearts or not.
catboy and catgirl are v.v. happy to have me home. i dare not tell them i am leaving again in a few weeks.
the huntington gardens are one of my holdfasts that keep me anchored to los angeles when i want to split.
this morning a walk through the foggy landscape of the grounds pulled me back from my montecito hideaway.
a necessary connection.
the gold & ginger colored leaves of the persimmon slowly losing their chlorophyll. they let go of their branches and swoop towards the grass.
they are few and far between here in southern california, but red leaf carpets do appear from time to time!
oh friends i do hope you are well. making and doing glorious things. settling into big easy chairs each evening to read stories by the fire. pressing leaves between waxed paper. putting on your aprons to stir batter in a big crockery bowl you carried home from france a thousand years ago. stuff like that.